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I might have mentioned before that I’m a lifelong Star Wars fan. I’m also a lifelong fan of toys, and nothing goes together better than Star Wars and action figures. I haven’t featured any poseable figures here since I started my Project 365 posts, so it was just about time that I broke that trend. This is the Imperial Snowtrooper, the newest 12″ action figure in Sideshow Collectibles’ high-end Star Wars line. He comes with plastic armor over a fabric bodysuit, and everything is weathered really awesomely. The figure has six interchangeable hands that pop on and off at the wrist pretty easily, allowing him to hold his gun, hold other things, point, and do all the other hand-type things a Snowtrooper might do. His backpack comes separately in the box, and it attaches to him via four plastic pegs that fit into holes in two rubber straps, and it’s secured in place with two tiny buckles. He comes with his gun, as well as with the standard Sideshow-style Star Wars display base, round and black with the Star Wars logo on it. This one also has a separate circular rubber snow piece you can put on top of the base (as shown in the photos) to theme the display.

I’ve always thought the Snowtroopers had really cool uniforms, and it wasn’t until I got this guy out to start taking pictures that I realized how much he kind of resembles a Ku Klux Klansman. That was my uncomfortable and disconcerting moment of the day. George Lucas and Ralph McQuarrie did use Nazi uniforms as touchstones for designing the Imperial officers’ uniforms, so who knows?

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